Leadership & Board of Directors
Sussex School operates as a parent cooperative under two co-directors, Daphne Braun and Joellen Shannon. Their shared directorship demonstrates the value of collaboration and all important decisions are made in partnership with the Board of Directors.
The Board of Directors are elected by Sussex parents and set general policies, oversee committees, and work alongside the co-directors to improve the Sussex Experience. The board is made up of current parents, the founder, a community liaison, an alumni member, and two student representatives. When making decisions, the Sussex Board takes parent and student viewpoints into account. It is the administrative team's responsibility to work with the community to implement new strategy and ensure understanding.
As a whole, Sussex School's leadership is focused on looking towards the future and making decisions in the best interest of the students.
Board of Directors
Leigh Griffing: President
Tracy McDonald: Treasurer
Julie Tegeder: Secretary
Matt Dente: Member-At-Large
Ali Kelly: Member-At-Large
Matt Semanoff: Member-At-Large
Coby Stone: Member-At-Large
Sheena Winterer: Member-At-Large
Ben Jimenez: Alumni Liaison
Kristal Burns: Community Liaison
Bente Winston: Founder of Sussex School
Betsy Craske: Teacher Representative
Christy Deskins: Teacher Representative
Ryan Howell: Student Representative
Ila Bell: Student Representative